Race 5 the Taylex Treatment Systems–Bm60 1905m and horse number 8 Deebee Cooper trained by Neil Creighton and ridden by Raymond Spokes (centre in the pink cap), comes out of the turn with a good lead over eventual second Golden Hut and third, Man of Persia.
Story & photos Eve Jeffery
The gods of rain played nice on the weekend and the Ballina race meet went ahead in fairly dry conditions. The track was Dead(4) and with a seven-race card, the horses were ready to rumble.
Raymond Spokes had a good day riding Forrester third in the first, Deebee Cooper first in the fifth, Raydar’s Girl third in the sixth and Save a Buck first in the seventh. Other winners on the day were Anton En Avant ridden (1st) and Kyspeil (4th) ridden by Cassandra Schmidt, Carry the Drinks (2nd) ridden by Laura Cheshire, Hidden Shuffle (3rd) ridden by Bradley Appo and For Kings I Dance (7th) ridden by Masa Haga.
None of the trainers managed more than one win at the meeting with first place in order going to Stephen Lee, Kelly Purdy, Pat Duff, Greg Kilner, Neil Creighton, Brett Bellamy and Trevor Hardy.
The next race day for Ballina will be Boxing Day and races locally this week are on at Murwillumbah on Friday.